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Valdosta State University seeks two full time, tenure-track assistant professors in Sociology to begin August 1, 2014.
Successful candidates for both positions are expected to participate in the rotation to teach undergraduate and graduate core classes (statistics, research methods, and social theory).

Position One: Specialization areas are open but ability to teach courses in the Social Inequalities area of the major (Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Stratification, Poverty and Welfare, or Gender) is required, in addition to Statistics.
Position Two: Specialization areas are open but ability to teach courses in the Institutions area of the major is required, in particular, Medical Sociology, or Sociology of Organizations and Work, Family Sociology, or Sociology of Sport. The program offers an MS and BA degree in sociology and both are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology.
Valdosta State University is a Comprehensive University serving 41 counties in South Georgia with a student enrollment of approximately 11,800. The Valdosta MSA has approximately 130,000 people, is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information on the University visit http// For more information about the community visit  For more information about the position contact Dr. Darrell Ross, Department Head, via email or phone 229-333-5943.
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now hiring an Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – Department of Criminal Justice starting in the Fall of 2014.  Salary is commensurate with experiences.

QUALIFICATIONS:            Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Criminology/Sociology, Juvenile Justice or closely related discipline and the ability and willing to teach undergraduate and graduate level research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with an active research agenda focused on juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice and/or juvenile public policy related issues.  It is also desirable for candidates to embrace progressive pedagogical strategies that promote critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and engaged learning opportunities for our students; have experience working with culturally diverse students; demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship/research and service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:            The successful candidate will contribute to our interdisciplinary Master’s of Science program, which has an emphasis on Juvenile Justice and two tracks of study: (1) Administration and (2) Program and Public Policy. The successful candidate will also contribute to our thriving undergraduate program in Criminal Justice.  The teaching load will be 3/3. Active involvement in teaching, research/scholarship, service, planning and assessment is expected.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state of Louisiana and the largest member of the University of Louisiana system. It is a public institution with approximately 17,000 students over 1,500 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. We are a Carnegie designated “Research University with High Research Activity.” Our academic community embraces diversity and inclusion. We are located in the city of Lafayette with a population of approximately 120,000. The culture is proud of its Cajun and Creole heritage and embraces hospitality, festivals, music and joie de vivre. Our local cuisine is world renowned.

APPLICATIONS:                  All correspondence should include the EEO #LA 17-12. Please submit the following application materials to Dr. Rhonda D. Evans, Chair of the Criminal Justice Search Committee, via email at letter of application, c.v.,  unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, copy of dissertation chapter or recent publication that best represents your scholarly/research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as copy of existing syllabi and teaching evaluations. Deadline for applying is October 1, 2013.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information you can call Dr. Evans at 337-482-1249.


Creighton University’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology.  We seek applicants with expertise in environmental justice or related areas and competence in basic courses, particularly social and cultural theory.  Ph.D. must be completed by August 2014. Please complete the online application and address supporting materials to Dr. Rebecca Murray, Department Chair.  Review of applications will begin on “TBD” and continue until the position is filled. Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the distinctive educational traditions of the university.  Creighton is an AA/EOE and seeks a wide range of applications for this position so that one of its core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, may be realized.  Application deadline is 10.14.13.

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ( will be hiring a Department Head in Sociology and Anthropology.    This position will be available in Summer, 2014, and  we are doing this search in the Fall Semester, 2013.  The Sociology and Anthropology Department is housed in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs.  The department offers BA and BS degrees in Sociology, with an emphasis on Public Sociology.  It also offers the BA and BS degrees in Anthropology and an MS in Applied Anthropology.  There are seven faculty members in Sociology and eight in Anthropology.   MISSOURI STATE is a selective admission, comprehensive university system with a statewide mission in Public Affairs.  With 20,000 students, 150 undergraduate and 47 graduate programs, many of which are the state’s strongest and largest of their kind, Missouri’s second largest university offers support for diversity and international elements, and collaborative community leadership.  The city of Springfield, MO, and surround Ozarks support a population of more than 400,000 in this metro area.  Springfield is the gateway city to the beautiful Ozark Mountains and is noted for excellent schools and health care, vibrant downtown arts and entertainment scene, temperate climate, and many outdoor recreational opportunities.   At this time, I am seeking out potential candidates for this role.  To qualify, a candidate must have the rank of full professor or must qualify to be appointed as a full professor.  He/ she should have some leadership experience, a sustained record of scholarship, record of teaching excellence and effective communication skills.  This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment and the person appointed will come in with tenure.  All inquiries are welcome!   Contact:  Caroline Reardon,,   Academic Search Consultant, PrincetonOne, Phone: (636) 728-1797, 


The Department of Sociology and Social Work at Jacksonville State University invites applications for a tenure track position in sociology beginning in August 2014.  The campus is located in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains about 1.5 hours by car from both Birmingham and Atlanta.  The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and teaching focus in areas that complement the program including but not limited to introductory level sociology, sociological methods, family, religion, crime and juvenile delinquency.  To apply, use this link: and click on the red text “Apply to this Job” For more information contact Dr. Tina Deshotels, Sociology Program Coordinator, Department of Sociology at: .


The Department of Sociology at Georgia State University invites applications for two positions in urban sociology beginning in August 2014, pending budgetary approval, one at either the Assistant or Associate Professor-level and the other at the Assistant Professor-level.  A successful candidate for Assistant Professor must have a demonstrated research agenda that can lead to external funding and a successful candidate for Associate Professor should have a proven record of scholarship and external funding.  Located in the heart of Atlanta, we are a Ph.D. granting department with a research‑active faculty and a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body.  We enthusiastically encourage applications from minority candidates.  Applicants should submit: 1) a letter outlining their qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of their scholarly work; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy); and 5) three letters of recommendation.  A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.   An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.  Send materials to: Recruitment Committee, Georgia State University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 5020, Atlanta, GA 30302-5020,  Deadline for application is October 7, 2013.  Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution and an EEO/AA employer


University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Do you want to share your curiosity for understanding the social world with motivated students? The Department of Sociology/Archaeology invites applicants for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Sociology positions (one is a new position, one a replacement) to begin late August 2013. We seek applications from individuals who hold a Ph.D. in sociology, or a closely related field (e.g., social gerontology, or sociologically trained criminology/criminal justice) by time of appointment. The successful candidate must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education. Areas of expertise are open; however, preference will be given to candidates who can teach in areas that are complementary to the areas of expertise of our current faculty. Courses taught by the successful candidate might include social justice; criminology; criminal justice; sociological theory; research methods, death, grief, and bereavement; sociological foundations; and quantitative or qualitative senior research seminar. The successful candidate will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to students with varying career goals. The successful candidate must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education and have the experience necessary to supervise and mentor undergraduate students. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of or experience working with culturally diverse groups, have the potential to obtain research funding and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research activities are preferred.

Faculty at UW-L teach 12 hours (4 courses/3 preparations) per semester. The Department of Sociology/Archaeology values diversity and supports the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in its effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013. Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references. Specific details on how to submit all application materials can be found at the link listed below. If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in the hiring process, please contact Ms. Debra Holtschlag at (608)-785-8457 to make appropriate arrangements.

The Sociology Program at UW-L is part of the Department of Sociology/Archaeology. Qualified candidates will join the 20-member department (12 sociologists, 3 cultural anthropologists and 5 archaeologists). The Sociology Program serves 180 sociology majors, 100 sociology minors, and an interdisciplinary minor with 100 students in criminal justice. The program is built around a strong core of foundational courses with the expectation of close student-instructor interaction, opportunities for in depth participation by our students in all aspects of sociological research and internship experiences. For more information about our program, or the Department of Sociology/Archaeology, see

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.



Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

The interdisciplinary Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in organizational studies, organizational learning, or organizational development. Scholars in sociology, psychology, management, anthropology, and allied social sciences are welcome. The successful candidate will have a productive research program, excellent teaching credentials, and the demonstrated experience and capacity to shape and provide leadership in Vanderbilt’s largest undergraduate major, human and organizational development. A track record of external funding is desired. She or he will also contribute to the department’s doctoral program in community research and action and one or both of its master’s programs in community development and action and human development counseling, which has school and clinical mental health counseling tracks.

This faculty position provides a unique opportunity to join a highly productive, diverse, and interdisciplinary faculty at a research-intensive university. The HOD department is part of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the number one graduate school of education in the United States for the last four consecutive years. Vanderbilt is located in Nashville, Tennessee, a rapidly changing mid-South city with a well-educated population. Nashville’s metropolitan population of approximately one million enjoys a moderate climate, beautiful hills, valleys, and woods, a strong and varied economy, ample and diverse music, varied cultural events, professional sports, attractive shopping, excellent dining, moderate cost of living, and NCAA Division I sports in the Southeastern Conference.

Application Procedures: Candidates should submit a letter of inquiry describing research and teaching interests, vita, samples of scholarly writing, and three references to the Organizational Search Committee; Box 90 GPC: Vanderbilt University; Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Sandra Barnes at This is a rolling application process. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Vanderbilt University and the Department of Human and Organizational Development are committed to excellence and diversity. Members of underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply..


The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to join our very collegial, supportive and active sociology program in August 2013.

  • Contact: Amy Chasteen Miller, Department Chair
  • Email:
  • Phone: 601-266-4306

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment. The specialization area is open, but applicants must have evidence of productive research agenda, demonstrated skills in quantitative methods, and interest in teaching undergraduate statistics courses. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: education, criminology, health, religion, work/occupations, environment and/or sexualities. We especially welcome applicants with experience teaching and mentoring in a multiracial/ethnic environment with students of varied backgrounds, orientations and learning styles.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load (including introductory sociology and courses in their specialty area), maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, university, discipline and/or community.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must complete an employment application located on the University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at Through this website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contacts for three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2012, and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.
PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The department offers sociology B.A./B.S. degrees and a minor in sociology; it also administers the university’s Non-Profit Studies minor. We are an undergraduate-only program that values student engagement, mentoring and a collegial work environment. The department is strongly committed to supporting faculty-student interaction and collaboration, and we seek applicants who are interested in working with undergraduate students in research. In decision-making and strategic planning, we operate collaboratively and value faculty engagement. Faculty are given freedom in developing and offering new courses in their specialization area(s), and faculty may also choose to work with the university’s Honors College, International Programs and various academic centers offering interdisciplinary minors including Women’s and Gender Studies, Black Studies and Human Rights.
For additional information about the Southern Miss Sociology program and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, including current faculty research areas, visit We invite candidates in all areas and are open to hiring additional faculty who will either enhance our current strengths or who will fill gaps among our current specializations.
SCHOOL AND AREA DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research university offering more than 180 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. Southern Miss has a student body of approximately 17,000 and has been ranked in the top 100 for campus ethnic diversity among national universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Hattiesburg is known as the “Hub City” because of its proximity to New Orleans and popular Florida and Alabama beaches. New Orleans culture is a strong influence in the area (Mardi Gras is an official university holiday!). Hattiesburg features a range of restaurants from casual to formal dining, and live entertainment venues host local bands as well as visiting artists. There are also numerous outdoor opportunities including the Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile walking, jogging, biking and equestrian trail, adjacent to the campus, in addition to nearby rivers, lakes and forests offering camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
The city has been recognized by numerous publications and rankings as a retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services, which include two hospitals and a multi-specialty clinic. For more information on Hattiesburg, visit


Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the fall semester, 2013. While areas of research specialization are open, consideration will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests are in one or more of the following areas: Political Sociology, Social Organizations, Work and Occupations, Community/Urban Sociology, Environmental Sociology, and/or Science & Technology. The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate research methods. Ph.D. at the time of hire is expected. The teaching load is five courses per year. The Sociology program is part of a collegial, multidisciplinary department in a supportive and progressive academic community committed to social justice. TCU has about 9000 undergraduate students and is situated in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area in close proximity to Fort Worth’s cultural and business districts. Salary competitive.

TCU only accepts online applications and documents. To apply, complete the online application and attach a cover letter expressing teaching and research interests, a vita, copies of transcripts, publications and evidence of teaching effectiveness through the TCU HR system at Click the “Find Openings” and then “Liberal Arts” and then the appropriate “Sociology Position.” Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent from the reviewers to Jacqulyn Curry at, TCU Human Resources. Questions regarding the online process can be directed to Jacqulyn Curry at Review of the applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Direct questions about the search to Carol Thompson, Search Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,

TCU is an AA/EEO employer.

  • Annual Salary: Competitive
  • Organization: TCU
  • Department: Sociology and Anthropology
  • Search Representatives: Morrison Wong, Dept Chair; Carol Thompson, Search Chair

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of political economy and globalization, beginning August 1, 2013. With a strong focus on social justice, the department has recognized strength in the areas of criminology, environmental sociology and political economy and globalization, and offers a collegial and supportive environment for research, teaching, and service. Department members value intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and a commitment to seeking external funding and to excellent teaching. The Ph.D. in Sociology or related areas is required at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, samples of writing, and a teaching statement to Search Committee Chair Sherry Cable via email ( and/or surface mail (901 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490). For more information on the department, please see (

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests of accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.